Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK)?

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 35 investors sold Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. shares while 229 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. 125.92 million shares or 0.99% less from 127.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Moreover, Old Second State Bank Of Aurora has 1.54% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Contravisory Investment Management reported 2,194 shares. Dynamic Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 5,583 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Zacks Invest has 7,878 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Enterprise Financial Services reported 12 shares. Tru Co Of Vermont stated it has 0.01% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Davis holds 41,930 shares. Twin Cap Mngmt invested in 0.08% or 9,170 shares. 3 are owned by Moneta Grp Investment Advisors Ltd Liability. Moreover, Kcm Advsr Limited Liability Corp has 0.49% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) for 49,596 shares. Ameritas Ptnrs Incorporated stated it has 6,977 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd reported 17,825 shares. Bkd Wealth Advisors Llc reported 0.06% stake. Suntrust Banks holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) for 14,783 shares. National Bank Of Ny Mellon owns 1.46M shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $14.43 million activity. Another trade for 3,284 shares valued at $497,329 was made by VOELKER JOSEPH R on Monday, March 5. Ansell Jeffrey D sold $1.84M worth of stock or 11,221 shares.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE:SWK), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Stanley Black & Decker Inc had 20 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Nomura. As per Friday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Northcoast. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, March 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Zelman upgraded the shares of SWK in report on Wednesday, October 18 to “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $189 New Target: $178 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight New Target: $184 Initiates Coverage On
29/01/2018 Broker: Northcoast Rating: Buy New Target: $204.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $196.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $190.0
24/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $182.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $190.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $195.0
23/01/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $193.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $200.0 Initiate

The stock increased 1.21% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $155. About 806,763 shares traded. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has risen 16.50% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.95% the S&P500.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides tools and storage, commercial electronic security, and engineered fastening systems worldwide. The company has market cap of $23.89 billion. The Company’s Tools & Storage segment provides corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, including drills, wrenches and drivers, grinders, saws, routers, and sanders; pneumatic tools and fasteners, such as nail guns, nails, staples, and anchors; lawn and garden products comprising trimmers, mowers, edgers, and related accessories; home products, such as vacuums, paint tools, and cleaning appliances; power tool accessories that include drill and router bits, abrasives, and saw blades; measuring, leveling, and layout tools; planes, hammers, demolition tools, knives, saws, chisels, and industrial and automotive tools; and storage products, such as tool boxes, sawhorses, medical cabinets, and engineered storage products. It has a 19.28 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Security segment offers alarm monitoring, video surveillance, fire alarm monitoring, systems integration, and system maintenance services; markets asset tracking, infant protection, pediatric protection, patient protection, wander management, fall management, and emergency call products; sells automatic doors, commercial hardware, locking mechanisms, electronic keyless entry systems, keying systems, and tubular and mortise door locksets.

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